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New body part discovered in the human eye

Posted on Friday, 14 June, 2013 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A previously undiscovered body part measuring a mere 15 microns has been identified by scientists.

Named "Dua's layer" after Professor Harminder Dua who made the discovery, the new part is an extremely thin but tough skin structure that sits at the back of the cornea. Ophthalmologists have hailed the find as significant as it not only revolutionizes what is known of human eye anatomy but will also serve to make eye operations safer.

"From a clinical perspective, there are many diseases that affect the back of the cornea, which clinicians across the world are already beginning to relate to the presence, absence or tear in this layer," said Dua.

"The newfound body part, dubbed Dua's layer, is a skinny but tough structure measuring just 15 microns thick, where one micron is one-millionth of a meter and more than 25,000 microns equal an inch."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 June, 2013, 21:53
Who would have known.... something we don't know about the human body.... great ... this kid might need to get the eyes redone in the future ... ~ Cute!! Say thanks for those who donate their body for this discovery I'm on the donor list... they can have whatever I don't need when I die... which will be everything.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Timonthy on 14 June, 2013, 22:36
I'm on the donor list... they can have whatever I don't need when I die... which will be everything. Really guess it depends how much is left when the raptor finishes with you...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 June, 2013, 22:38
Really guess it depends how much is left when the raptor finishes with you... Another good way to go... cycle of life 'n all that crap... lol
Comment icon #13 Posted by third_eye on 14 June, 2013, 23:05
Another good way to go... cycle of life 'n all that crap... lol you get the prize !! ~
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timonthy on 15 June, 2013, 9:36
you get the prize !! ~ That is so cool!
Comment icon #15 Posted by third_eye on 15 June, 2013, 9:41
That is so cool! tag ... you're it .... ~
Comment icon #16 Posted by regeneratia on 17 June, 2013, 5:20
Maybe it is a part of human evolution. I know that my eye Dr. tells me I have more rods and cones than most people, while I have recently been seeing a lot more fluorescence in flowers, ocean waves, clouds and so on. Colors come right at me sometimes. So what if this is a new part of our biological system?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Lex540 on 17 June, 2013, 9:53
so who is next keep it up
Comment icon #18 Posted by FlyingAngel on 17 June, 2013, 12:10
Maybe it is a part of human evolution. I know that my eye Dr. tells me I have more rods and cones than most people, while I have recently been seeing a lot more fluorescence in flowers, ocean waves, clouds and so on. Colors come right at me sometimes. So what if this is a new part of our biological system? Except that we don't know if it's a good or bad evolution. I prefer the term mutation rather evolution.
Comment icon #19 Posted by regeneratia on 18 June, 2013, 21:45
Except that we don't know if it's a good or bad evolution. I prefer the term mutation rather evolution. I have stopped placing judgements on things, ... mostly. I don't think "is this good or bad?" when I am assessing something, when I am considering something. IMHO, everything has a little bit of good AND bad in it. It is the amount of good or bad that seems to be most addressed. Shakespeare says that there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so. Dr. Robert Anthony says that there is nothing good or bad, just different sets of consequences. Either/or thinking is just not something I ... [More]


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